Pune: On the night of Republic Day, a 25-year-old man looking for space to ‘relieve himself in open’ near Indian Oil Corporation’s aviation fuelling station at Pune airport, was caught by the Indian Air Force (IAF) team for ‘suspicious movement’.
He was handed over to Pune city police’s Vimantal (airport) police station which booked him on charges of ‘being found under suspicious circumstances between sunset and sunrise’ under the Bombay Police Act.
As per the police complaint, the incident took place at 11 pm on Friday.
A sentry on one of the watchtowers at the airport, which is part of the Air Force Station, Lohegaon, noticed the man near the compound wall at the parking area of the fuelling station and alerted the security team.
Soon, a patrolling team was scrambled which reached the spot and caught the man.
After questioning it was found that he hails from Vadgaon Shinde village, Haveli taluka, which is located five kilometres from Lohegaon. He worked as a wall painter and lived in Laxmi Nagar, Yerwada.
He was going to Lohegaon to take money from his cousin brother.
While on the way, he got nature’s call and was looking for space near the compound wall. Officials frisked him but did not find any valuables and not even his identity card, FIR in the case states.
He was produced before the assistant security officer of the Air Force Station. As the man did not give ‘satisfactory answer’ for his presence at the highly sensitive fuelling station area and did not carry his identity card, he was handed over to the police for further action.
Later, based on a complaint from a corporal rank airman, the police registered an FIR against the man for offences under section 122 (being found under suspicious circumstances between sunset and sunrise) of the Bombay Police Act.